I decided to check out Liled's today to see what they are making for Easter.
The chocolate covered marshmallow bunnies are the best I've ever had. There is a thick milk chocolate coating covering the lightest, fluffiest house-made marshmallow filling. I took a bite and then stopped to give the bunny the attention it deserved.
I'm repeating some of Liled's information that I keep burying in other posts because the chocolate bunny elevated Liled's into deserving it's own post.
Liled's is similar to See's except there's only one shop and the chocolates are being made in the back of the store.
It is an old-fashioned candy store with penny candy jars on the shelves. They don't make those, but they make their own chocolates, ice cream, caramel corn & cheese corn.
About that popcorn they had samples on the counter. It is pretty addictive. I felt guilty, but every time the clerk turned his back, I'd sneak another taste. The cheese corn is almost velvety, thickly coated with cheese.
There's not a large Easter selection. There are some chocolate/coconut bird's nests and chocolate eggs like See's in chocolate butter cream, chocolate fudge, rocky road and a few other flavors. An egg wrapped simply in various pastel foils is $3.75.
Unlike Sees, it is not Easter wonderland. No slick ads or walls lined with Easter chocolates. Just a simple glass counter with the birds nests, bunnies and foil covered eggs.
The Easter stash is supplemented with a nice assortment of those sugar eggs that you peek into to see an Easter scene. There are lots of bins of Jelly Belly jelly beans.
The ice cream of the month is Easter coconut. Liled's reminds me of Mitchells in texture. The sample of the coconut had a nice vanilla flavor and good chopped coconut. It was very pleasant and deliciously coconut-y.
Liled's has about 20-30 flavors if ice cream at any time. The almond joy looked tempting.
At Halloween they have candy apples, red & caramel. For Christmas they have plum pudding candy and an eggnog flavored cream with raisins soaked in sherry and dipped in chocolate. Both of which I tried. Although I wasn't wowed I liked them.
They make their own peanut and cashew brittle. Haven't tried those as my teeth are not fans of brittles. The counter at the back has a selection of sugar-free chocolates.
I like this store more and more every time I visit.
Liled's Candy Kitchen
1318 Tennessee St.
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